In a year of firsts and navigating uncharted waters, the Squam Lakes Association's 2020 Annual Meeting will be conducted digitally.
Voting will take place during the meeting via electronic polling.
There will still be an opportunity to speak with the staff in greater detail about the programs and activities of the Squam Lakes Association.
Conversations will be held over the week leading up to the Annual Meeting.
Schedule of Events
Click on the date/time to register for each session.
July 28th - 6pm-7:30pm - Director of Education and Lakes Region Conservation Corps Coordinator - Leigh Ann Reynolds and Danielle Plumlee
July 29th - 6pm-7:30pm - Director of Conservation - Tyson Morrill
July 30th - 6pm-7:30pm - Trails and Access Manager - Katri Gurney
Links to recordings of these sessions can be found below.
Minutes of Annual Meeting of Members - August 1, 2020 to be posted after meeting
Saturday, August 1st - 9AM, Annual Meeting of the Squam Lakes Association to:
Receive Reports and Elect new board members and approve officer slate for 2020/21
9:00am - Welcome
9:10am Business Meeting
- Approval of 2019 Annual Meeting Minutes
- Report from the President
- Report from the Executive Director
- Report from the Treasurer
- Election of Board & Officers
- Other Business
10:00am - Adjourn
Slate of Officers for one-year term
Barry Gaw, President
Barry has been coming to Squam since 1960, as his family rented camps in Livermore Cove, Glen Cove and Cotton Cove. In 2003 Barry became a full-time resident of Holderness, now living with his wife Elizabeth, and daughters, Ellie and Greta, on Coxboro Road. Barry is a real estate developer and construction manager involved locally with Squam River Landing and Riveredge Marina. In addition to the SLA, he is very involved with the Squam Lakes Conservation Society, the Squam Lakes Science Center, and other non-profits benefiting the Squam watershed. He has served on the board and continues his involvement with the Circle Program.
Susan Speers Hume, 1st Vice President
Susan's grandfather, William E. Speers, bought a small farm in Sandwich in the 1930's just up the road from his cousin, T. Guthrie Speers. The Bill Speers family has come up to Squam Lake on Squaw Cove and also to Deephaven Camp every year since then. When Maysie Gorham, a dear and treasured family friend, passed away she deeded her property on the cove to her father. This beautiful property was originally given to Maysie by Guthrie Speers and Erkskine White. Our boat house was built in the 1950's by Maysie and friends. As many of us are, we are now four generations here…caretakers for future generations. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA with a degree in International Relations, Class of 1974. As a financial advisor of over 35 years, she is a general practitioner who works with families, their trusts, and businesses with UBS Financial Services in Norfolk, VA. She actively volunteers in her community. Her husband, Bob, and she enjoy sailing, kayaking, gardening, and travel.
Carolyn Tolles, 2nd Vice President
The summer of 1960 was memorable for Carolyn. Not only did she start coming to Squam Lake, initially as a member of the Rockywold-Deephaven Camps Recreation Committee, but she also met her husband Bryant, a co-recreation committee member and former SLA board member. In 1969 Carolyn, Bryant and Bryant’s parents built a house on the lake in Center Sandwich and four generations of Tolleses have enjoyed it ever since. Carolyn worked as a fundraiser primarily for Haverford College in Haverford, PA and for Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, DE. The Tolleses have retired and now live in Concord, NH but spend time throughout the year at their Squam house. They are active lake users (rowing, canoeing, kayaking), hikers and cross-country skiers.
Henry (Sandy) U. Harris III, Treasurer
Sandy has been coming to Squam Since he was born and was initiated, at age nine, into the SLA through the activities of the Squam Lake Midgets. His family has been a member of the SLA since its inception. Sandy enjoys hiking the Squam Range and begins each summer day rowing his scull around Church Island from Willoughby Point where his family has a home. Sandy and his wife, Eleanor, have lived in Norfolk, Virginia for 30 years where he is a Partner with Palladium Investment Advisors. He is the current Chair of the Norfolk Economic Development Authority and is on the Board of Directors of the Sentara Health System in Virginia. He also is the founder and current Chair of the Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater. Recently, Sandy has been serving on the Investment Committee for the SLA. “I am passionate about Squam and look forward to being of service to the SLA as it pursues its mission of conservation and care of the community.”
Susan Smith, Secretary
Sue Smith’s family dates back to the original settlers of the villages of Holderness and Ashland. The Smith and Shepard families have always been dedicated to conservation and the wellness of the watershed. Sue has been part of the Holderness community her entire life, enjoying all that the four seasons have to offer. Sue and her mother Bev Smith purchased the Black Horse Motor Court in 2002 and changed the name to The Cottage Place on Squam Lake which is on Evans Cove. This property has been a Squam Lake tradition for many, many traveling families since 1957. Sue has also served as the Director of Alumni Relations at Plymouth State University from 1986 to 1996 and thoroughly enjoys working with non-profit organizations. She enjoys giving back to the SLA for all that the organization does to keep Squam Lake pristine and an integral part of our community’s livelihood.
Confirm Renewing Directors for three year terms
Lyle Fulkerson and his family have been coming to Squam since 1986; previously, he had spent part of his youth in the 1970s at Camp Deerwood where he helped rebuild the docks at Church Island. A graduate of Middlebury College and New England School of Law, Lyle is President of HPM Insurance located in Amherst and Bedford, President of The Byse Agency of Laconia and Chairman of Kane Insurance in Portsmouth. He is actively involved in both philanthropic and professional boards, having served on the board of trustees for the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the board of the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Milford, NH Economic Development Council. He is the incoming Chairman of the Professional Insurance Agents of New Hampshire (PIA). In addition, he is the Northeast representative for independent insurance agents on the SAFECO Advisory National Council and on advisory boards for both Plymouth Rock Assurance and Acadia Insurance. During Lyle's downtime, you may find him with his wife, Sarah, and daughters Greta and Audrey, or dog, Louie.
Lyndsee Paskalis is a partner with the law firm of Stebbins, Lazos & Van Der Beken PLLC in Manchester, NH, where she practices commercial real estate, lending and business law with a special emphasis in the hospitality industry. Lyndsee obtained her undergraduate degree from New York University and returned to her native New Hampshire to attend law school at University of New Hampshire School of Law. New England Super Lawyers has recognized Lyndsee in the area of Real Estate for many consecutive years. Previously, Lyndsee has been honored as one of the New Hampshire Union Leader’s “40 Under Forty”. She currently sits on the Board of Trustees of Waypoint (formerly Child and Family Services of New Hampshire), where she serves as Secretary, Chair of the Governance Committee, and a member of the New Hampshire Children’s Lobby. Lyndsee is also an interviewer and regional coordinator for the St. Paul's School Advanced Studies Program and has recently been elected to the ASP Board of Overseers. Lyndsee’s connection to Squam reaches back to 1982, and from that time she has spent every summer at the Lake, where her grandfather was born and raised. When not at Squam, Lyndsee resides in Bedford, NH with her husband and their three children.
Steve has been coming to Squam Lake every year since 1980. His wife, Anne Lovett, is third generation on the lake and they were married on Chocorua Island. Steve co-chaired the capital campaign to purchase the SLA headquarters. Their three children were active campers at JSLA for many summers. He is an avid fisherman and shared that passion with JSLA campers this past summer. Steve is a Trustee of the Chocorua Island Chapel Association and a past Chair and Honorary Trustee of the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. He is a Trustee and Chair Emeritus of City Year, as well as a director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston. Steve also is a member of the Board of the Ocean Reef Foundation, an Honorary Trustee of the Massachusetts General Hospital, and former Board Chair of the Buckingham Browne and Nichols School. Steve co-founded Summit Partners, a leading private equity, venture capital and hedge fund firm, in 1984. Steve has a BA from Yale University and an MBA from the Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University.
Confirm New Directors for three year terms
Jerrell Cox is the Vice President of Development and External Relations at United South End Settlements. For the past 10 years, Jerrell served as the Camp Hale Director, leading the organization’s flagship program through an ambitious growth phase that included developing a girls’ program in a historically all boys’ camp. From 2012-2018, he successfully developed a program model that equaled the dosage for girls and boys, providing access to summer opportunities for over 200 youth. Additionally, he launched a capital campaign aimed to match the program site to the quality of services provided. Over the course of a 2-year period, he secured $5M for capital improvements to Camp Hale, ensuring the camp’s legacy for the next 100 years. In his new role as Vice President, he sets the vision and strategy for positioning United South End Settlements as the preeminent community-based organization in the Boston area and securing the resources needed to provide innovative, top quality programming to children and their families. Jerrell is passionate about youth work and supporting people to reach their full potential. He is an inspirational leader, connector, and fearless advocate.
Dr. Villamagna uses a combination of field and GIS methods to explore how changes in land use and climate affect ecosystems. By incorporating principles of landscape, ecosystem, and community ecology, she identifies key patterns and processes in natural and semi-natural environments. She teaches in the undergraduate and graduate Environmental Science & Policy programs, Geography, and Sustainability (minor). Dr. Villamagna holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Policy from Eckerd College, an M.S. in Sustainable Development & Conservation Biology from the University of Maryland, and earned her Ph.D in Fisheries & Wildlife Science from Virginia Tech.
Joseph Boyer (board service ends August 1, 2020)
Charlotte Kingham (board service ends August 1, 2020)
Robert Lucic (board service ends August 1, 2020)